The Brussels experience during your city trip

The Brussels experience during your city trip

In Brussels for a brief business trip? We’ve put together a list of convenient places to see and things to do during your stay. Experience the city’s uniqueness with the following tips when you have a few hours to spare.

Brussels: the bona fide capital of Europe and vibrant business centre. The historic ambiance and architecture downtown form a compelling contrast with the skyscrapers in business districts. One that you will undoubtedly encounter during your trip is the Noordruimte. The financial heart of Brussels includes the World Trade Centre (WTC) amongst other economic landmarks. Another area is The Corporate Village nearby the Brussels Airport in Zaventum. Be sure to avoid only seeing the four walls of a meeting room while there! Discover what the city has to offer with an extra hour or two.
Business district vs. historic Brussels
The newly renovated Karel Rogierplein is situated towards the edge of the Noordruimte and the historic city centre. An ideally located square with plenty of shops, for errands and souvenirs, and cafés for a quick bite to eat. The rest of Brussels is within easy reach from here thanks to metro station Rogier, found below the square. Taxis in Brussels are another accessible option. Have one reserved, go to a taxi stand or flag one down on the street.
A visit to the Basilica
Brussels: the bona fide capital of Europe and vibrant business centre. The historic ambiance and architecture downtown form a compelling contrast with the skyscrapers in business districts. One that you will undoubtedly encounter during your trip is the Noordruimte. The financial heart of Brussels includes the World Trade Centre (WTC) amongst other economic landmarks. Another area is The Corporate Village nearby the Brussels Airport in Zaventum. Be sure to avoid only seeing the four walls of a meeting room while there! Discover what the city has to offer with an extra hour or two.
City parks and museums
Green space is closer than you think when in downtown Brussels. The Brussels Park, or Warandepark, for example is the largest urban park in the city. Boasting 13 hectares, the green oasis near the Central Station is close to numerous other cultural sights. The Fin de Siècle, Magritte Museum and Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium are merely at a stone’s throw away. Pay a visit to the Royal Palace of Brussels which is twice the size of Buckingham Palace! A balanced mix of culture and recreation in the middle of the city.
Last but not least
The following sights in Brussels top most city-guides but are perfect for a flash-visit. The Grand Place (Grote Markt) is Brussels’ historic epicentre, home to the Stadhuis and Broodhuis. Are you in or around the Grand Place during the day? An excellent excuse to sip on a pint with business relations and learn about the history of Belgian beer in the ‘Museum van Belgische Brouwers’. The beer museum is open from 10:00 till 17:00. A visit to the world renowned Manneken Pis or the eccentric Atomium are other great attractions to conclude your Brussels experience.
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